A straight historical biography of Major John Andre, who negotiated with Benedict Arnold and was caught and hung as a spy....

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THE BELOVED SPY

A straight historical biography of Major John Andre, who negotiated with Benedict Arnold and was caught and hung as a spy. Despite the paucity of material, the author has presented a sympathetic portrayal that makes interesting reading. His youth and education, an unhappy love affair at 17, a military career which brought him to Canada under Howe, to Philadelphia and the occupation period, and the retreat to New York with Clinton. As Clinton's aide-de-camp, he opened negotiations with Arnold -- and the story of the conspiracy follows familiar lines, with Andre's apprehension by bandits on the Tarrytown road after the meeting with Arnold off West Point. Arnold escaped- Andre was tried and convicted as a spy. Probably definitive in its complete coverage.

Pub Date: Oct. 21, 1948

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Publisher: Caxton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948